Oscar-Nominated Producer Wins CGS Alumni Award

Film producer Richard Gladstein (’81, COM’83) (center)—shown here with Thomas Fiedler, dean of BU College of Communication (left), and Natalie McKnight, interim dean of CGS (right)—has produced more than 30 films, including The Bourne Identity, Pulp Fiction, and Reservoir Dogs. Photo by Dion Rottman

The College of General Studies honored film producer Richard Gladstein (’81, COM’83) with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award for his dedication to the College and his service to the entertainment industry. Based in Los Angeles, Gladstein founded the production company FilmColony, and has produced more than 30 films, including Finding Neverland, The Bourne Identity, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Hurlyburly, The Cider House Rules, and The Time Being. He received Academy Award nominations for both Finding Neverland (2005) and The Cider House Rules (2000), and sits on the National Board of Directors for the Producers Guild of America. Before Gladstein formed FilmColony, he was executive vice president of production for Miramax Films.

Gladstein has remained involved with CGS throughout his distinguished career. “Richard has participated in alumni/development events in L.A., and has returned to campus to speak to CGS students about the impact the College had on him, and how his experiences here have helped him in the film industry,” says Interim Dean Natalie McKnight. “We chose Richard because of his outstanding success as a film producer and his continuing interest and involvement with the College of General Studies.”